was the topic of my art co-op this afternoon. I read through part of his biography, of interest to the kids was that he was was ambidextrous when he painted, that he often doodled in his school books, and that he went from drawing realistically to abstract/cubism/expressionism. I had a book from the library that never made it in time for the co-op (it was coming from Rifle, CO) – it’s based on the painting “Cat and Bird”, The Cat and the Bird: A Children’s Book Inspired by Paul Klee by Géraldine Elschner. Two books that I did have with me were:
This one that had great color plates for inspiration.
And this one that had biographical information and a few of his early works to compare to the later ones.
You can find a lesson on Paul Klee here (a biography, word search, cookie art lesson and a meet the artist job application, there are ads on the site, but it’s some good info.)
Here are some pictures from around the room.
Here is a video that shows a lot of Klee works.
Here is a video with a short bio. and a slow motion lesson on drawing a castle in Klee’s style.
I might have to do the cookie art lessons (there are ones for various artists) for another co-op, it sounds so yummy.